Professor of Philosophy
Professor Sreedhar is on sabbatical for the 2021/2022 academic year.
I’m a Professor of Philosophy at Boston University. I’m also Core Faculty in the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Boston University, and the co-director of The Mentoring Project for Pre-Tenure Women Faculty in Philosophy.
I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2005 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I also received a graduate degree in Women’s Studies from Duke University. Before coming to Boston University, I was an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Women’s Studies at Tulane University of New Orleans. My research focuses on early modern political thought. My first book, Hobbes on Resistance: Defying the Leviathan, came out with Cambridge University Press in 2010. My second book, provisionally titled Hobbes on Sex, is under contract with Oxford University Press. I will be a fellow at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College during the 2021-2022 academic year.
I teach courses on ethics, political philosophy, philosophy of law, the history of philosophy, and the philosophy of gender and sexuality.
- “Hobbes on Sexual Morality.” Hobbes Studies 33/1 (2020): 54-83.
- “The Right of Nature and Political Disobedience: Hobbes’s Puzzling Thought Experiment.” In Hobbes’s On the Citizen: A Critical Guide. Edited by Robin Douglass and Johan Olsthoorn. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2020: 71-88.
- “The Curious Case of Hobbes’s Amazons.” Journal of the History of Philosophy, 57/4 (October 2019): 621-646.
- A New Modern Philosophy: The Inclusive Anthology of Primary Sources. (Co-edited with Eugene Marshall). New York: Routledge, 2019.